Breastfeeding

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Table of Contents4
Getttting Started5
Steps to Breastfeeding5
Benefits of Breastfeeding6
Exclusive Breastfeeding6
Skin-to-Skin Contact7
Rooming-In8
Preparing for Breastfeeding9
Breast Size and Nipple Shape9
How Breast Milk is Made10
Anatomy of the Breast10
Physiology of the Breast10
Milk Ejection Reflex10
Supply and Demand10
Types of Breast Milk11
Colostrum11
Transitional Milk11
Mature Milk11
Breastfeeding Relationship12
Breastfeeding When and How12
Baby Led Feedings12
Feeding Cues13
How Much Can My Baby’s Stomach Hold?13
Positions for Breastfeeding14
Laid Back14
Cradle or “Madonna” Hold14
Cross-Cradle or Transitional Hold14
Side-Lying Hold15
Clutch or Football Hold15
Latch-On16
Correct Latch16
Taking Baby Off the Breast16
Burping17
How Do I Know if My Baby is Getttting Enough to Eat?17
Positive Signs17
Baby is Satisfied18
Weight Gain18
Breastfeeding Tips18
Newborn Feeding Patterns19
Helpful Tips at Home20
First Few Days at Home20
Supporting Breastfeeding20
Breastfeeding Challenges21
Cluster Feeding21
Sleepy Baby21
Growth Spurts21
Sore Nipples22
Engorgement23
Reverse Pressure Softening23
Blocked Ducts24
Mastitis24
Breast Surgery25
Nursing on the Go25
Nursing Strike26
Fungal Infections26
Breastfeeding Multiples27
Breastfeeding When Your Baby is Premature29
Breastfeeding When Your Baby Needs Special Care29
Safe and Healthy Breast Milk Facts30
Alcohol30
Smoking30
Medications30
Nutrition and Fitness31
Nutrition31
Healthy Eating While Breastfeeding31
Weight Loss32
Exercise32
Breast Milk Expression33
Expressing Breast Milk33
Breast Pumps33
Hand Expression34
How Often to Express35
Storing Breast Milk35
Human Milk Storage Guidelines35
Cleaning Breast Pump Parts36
Sanitize Your Breast Pump Parts37
Going Back to Work and Continuing to Breastfeed38
The Last Three Months of Pregnancy38
First Weeks at Home38
Baby is About Four Weeks Old38
Three to Four Weeks Before Returning to Work38
Five to Seven Days Before Returning to Work39
The Day Before Returning to Work39
Day One as an Employed Parent39
Evenings and Weekends39
Breastfeeding Checklist40
Artificial Baby Milk (Formula) and Artificial Nipples40
Baby's Daily Feeding Record41
Glossary44
Bibliography45

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